BLOG

HEALTH NEWS AND EXPERT ADVICE

Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

Read More

Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

All About Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a vitamin that is needed for good health, growth and strong bones.Unlike other vitamins, we do not need to get vitamin D from food as the majority of this nutrient is made by our own bodies. It is made in the skin by the action of sunlight. This is useful because most foods …

Read More

All About Vitamin D

How to Fuel For Endurance Exercise

If you happen to pass through Richmond Park during this beautiful weather you may feel you have unwittingly entered a Team GB training camp. Closer inspection might reveal that a few bodies are not quite of Olympic standard. In fact, the park is brimming with endurance sports enthusiasts. ‘Mamils’ and ‘Willows’ (Women in luminous lycra on wheels) spin their gears …

Read More

How to Fuel For Endurance Exercise

Starting School Top Tips

It is that wonderful time of year as summer draws to a close and a new school year starts. For children who are starting school for the first time this can be especially exciting but also a little daunting. Actually for parents it can cause the same mixture of emotions. I well remember a little tear after leaving our eldest …

Read More

Starting School Top Tips

The Supplements Your Doctor Takes

As doctors, we are often asked what supplements we have in our kitchen. Undoubtedly, the most important part of any nutritional and dietary strategy is having a balanced diet. This is the case whether you are an elite athlete or simply want to “be healthy.” There is a myriad of confusing and often contradictory information given on diet. However, broadly …

Read More

The Supplements Your Doctor Takes

Nutrition For Recovery From Injury

Nutrition is an often neglected aspect of injury rehabilitation. By choosing the right food and supplements you can enhance recovery from injury. Just the Right Amount of Inflammation Immediately after an injury the body the produces and inflammatory response. This is actually helpful in healing the injury. The important thing where diet is concerned is to get the balance right …

Read More

Nutrition For Recovery From Injury

Getting the Better of Morning Sickness

I am continuously staggered by how many women put up, uncomplaining, with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Although, the temptation can be to try and persevere through it, there are lots of great simple steps that can make morning sickness much more bearable. Morning sickness, of some degree, can affect up to 9 in 10 pregnant women. Hyperemesis Gravidarum …

Read More

Getting the Better of Morning Sickness

Going Against the Grain

For many years the accepted dogma for endurance athletes when it came to diet was that carbohydrate was king. However, recently there has been a growing trend amongst endurance athletes in to look beyond the training dietary staples of bread, pasta, gels and chew-blocks. The notion that “Carb is King” for endurance performance emerged in the 1960s when it was …

Read More

Going Against the Grain

What You Can Measure You Can Manage

How Our Advanced Blood Analysis Can Unlock Your Health Potential. From the outset we wanted to create a doctors’ surgery that was designed around the lives of our patients. People now are much more informed and proactive about their health than in the past. Nobody wants to wait for disease to strike before they take action. In addition, many patients …

Read More

What You Can Measure You Can Manage

Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

Over a sustained period of time chronic partial sleep loss has been shown to reduce mood, increase the likelihood of picking up infections, impair mental performance and reduce physical performance. In addition, sleep loss can have unhelpful effects on the way the body regulates our appetite and how it handles glucose leading to weight gain. Try to make sure you …

Read More

Seven Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep